20 Questions with Jodie Walker- All About Me

20 Questions with Jodie Walker

20 Questions with Jodie Walker- All About Me

If you’re wondering who is Jodie Walker then you’ve come to the right page.

Warning: there is going to be way too many “I’s” and not enough “You’s” in this article.

I don’t have an “About Me” page on my website because I think it would be pretty boring.

But I have heard from some of you, that you would like to know more about me.

I decided to get some of my online coaching clients to ask a few questions they’d want to know, so that I could put this together in an easy to read/write fashion.


20 Questions with Jodie Walker


1. Describe yourself in 5 words.

  • Loyal
  • Considerate
  • Optimistic
  • Genuine
  • Intuitive


2. How did you get into personal training

The long way.

I’ve always been interested in human biology and nutrition.

After school I completed a Bachelor of Science and Arts at Melbourne University. My majors were Biochemistry, Pathology and Japanese.

I thought I wanted to be the leader of the World Health Organisation or a doctor.

I didn’t get into medicine (thank goodness).

So then I did my Master’s in Public Health.

I realised I didn’t really want to move to Geneva (and I didn’t know a second UN recognised language which was a requirement to work at the WHO).

I tried to get a job in Public Health in Australia and couldn’t.

I got a job in a property buyer’s agency which taught me a lot about small business and property. 

I decided to do a personal training course for fun.

It was after that when I realised I could help improve the world’s health one person at a time by working with them directly (rather than through a top down approach like in public health).

And here we are.


3. What was the biggest struggle that you’ve overcome?

I had an eating disorder (anorexia) from when I was 12 years old. I don’t think I was fully better until around 25 years old. It’s not something that really just ends, or at least for me it was a very slow and gradual process of improving my body image and relationship with food. 


4. What’s your biggest achievement? 

Hard question. Probably surviving my first year having a mortgage.

I couldn’t afford to go out with my friends at all.

That’s when I decided to start my business and dedicate every spare hour to becoming a better coach. I look back on it now and think it was all meant to be.


5. Favourite cuisine?

If I feel like fish then I love Japanese. If I feel like meat or vegetables then I love Middle Eastern.


6. A strength?

My discipline.


7. A weakness?

I don’t like asking for help, especially from family and friends.

Some people would see that as a good thing maybe?

I see it as a bad thing because I end up doing a lot of things the super hard way.

Don’t be me. Ask for help if you need it!


8. What are 3 fun facts about you?


  • I have a photographic memory. During university I would memorise my lecture notes and go through them in my head to find the answer in my exams.
  • I didn’t like cake until I was in my 20’s. My mum made me ice cream cakes for my birthday every year because that’s all I’d eat.
  • I learnt piano for 10 years when I was in school. I did exams for it and practised every day. I think that’s why I’m so disciplined now.


9. If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be?

I’d have to have a dinner party with Carl Jung, Lao Tzu and Leonardo Da’Vinci.


10. Glass half full or half empty?

Glass is always overflowing in my world 🙂


11. Introvert or Extrovert?

Introvert x 100


12. Where did you grow up?

Melbourne, Australia. It has the best coffee and food in the world but the weather sucks (4 seasons in one day most of the year).


13. What are you scared of?

Caterpillars…. At all stages of their life cycle including butterflies.


14. What’s one thing you wish you knew 10 years ago.

Happiness is in front of you and looking sideways (comparing yourself to others) will only hold you back.

You don’t need people or things to make you happy.


15. What’s your coffee order?

Long Black in the morning.

Picollo or flat white in the afternoon.

No sugar unless I happen to be in the USA in fall and I can get a pumpkin spice latte.


16. Do you drink?

Yes, I love red wine and Japanese whiskey. But I don’t drink to get drunk; I can count the number of times I’ve been drunk on one hand.


17. Something you love (not a person)?

The ocean.


18. Something you hate?

Small talk. If I ask you how you are, it’s because I genuinely care to know.


19. Have you travelled much?

I love Japan and the USA and have been to both countries multiple times.

I’ve also been to Singapore, Vietnam, Mexico (only Cabo so maybe that doesn’t count), Canada, Italy and Hong Kong. 

Hopefully will be adding Germany, Spain and Israel to the list soon!


20. Do you have any superstitions?

I don’t like setting my alarm on a perfect number like 6am. It has to be 5:59am or 6:01am. I don’t know if it’s a superstition or OCD.


That’s it! If you made it to hear thanks for reading.

I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit more about Jodie Walker- the girl behind coachjodie.com!

If you have any questions about fitness, nutrition and your specific goals, I’m alway happy to help answer them.

You can contact me here.